Defender reveals on Twitter he has signed Liverpool contract
By Tom Blackburn
Liverpool defender Lloyd Jones has revealed on Twitter that he has signed a new contract with the club.
Jones made the announcement as it simultaneously emerged that he had completed a season-long loan move to Swindon.
Jones sealed the formalities of a temporary switch to the League One club upon penning an extension to his previous Liverpool deal, which was due to expire next year.
The 20-year-old revealed on his personal Twitter account that he was “looking forward” to his spell with Swindon.
— Lloyd Jones (@lloydjones51) August 6, 2016
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 6, 2016
Jones is not eligible to feature for Swindon against Coventry City on Saturday afternoon but will spend the duration of the new campaign with the Robins.
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He signed for the Merseyside giants from Plymouth in 2011 and has since progressed through the youth system at Anfield.
The centre-back has represented international youth teams for Wales but has most recently been an England Under-20s player, making four appearances.
He spent last season on loan at Blackpool and early in the season he was a consistent member of the first team before having an knee operation that kept him out for a large period of the season.
Jurgen Klopp has already sent a number of other youth players out to gain experience on loan.
Goalkeepers Danny Ward and Ryan Fulton have gone to Huddersfield and Chesterfield respectively, Ryan Kent has joined Barnsley, Jon Flanagan has moved to Burnley and Jack Dunn has joined up with Morecambe.
Meanwhile, Cameron Brannagan is set to link up with Wigan.
In other Liverpool news, an Arsenal starlet told he won’t be loaned and he could start against the Reds.